Montevallo bats too much for Panthers

Published 7:53 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Caught in a rundown: Jemison shortstop Shelby Lopez can’t tag out Montevallo’s Mallory Anderson at third base during a game Tuesday after Anderson got caught in a rundown.

Jemison’s bats on Tuesday couldn’t keep pace with visiting Montevallo as the Panthers fell, 16-5, in four innings.

The hosts also made some errors in the field that ended up costing them.

Montevallo scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but Jemison responded with four runs of their own, as the first five batters in the JHS lineup reached base safely, including a two-run single by Tiffany Guin.

The visitors came right back with six runs in the top of the second and never trailed again.

The big blow was a bases-clearing triple by Savannah Smith off Guin, who started on the mound and suffered the loss for Jemison.

Jemison got one run back in the bottom of the second, but Montevallo put the game away in the third, recording eight consecutive hits with one out.

The middle of the Jemison batting order was effective as Shelby Lopez, the No. 3 hitter, went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored; and Guin, the No. 4 hitter, went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBI.